Court date set for Winter Park town manager in domestic violence case
Winter Park Town Manager Andrew “Drew” Nelson returned to Hot Sulphur Springs for a couple uneventful days in court earlier this week. Nelson, who was arrested at his Winter Park home last month, is facing charges for felony menacing domestic violence, prohibited use of a weapon and reckless endangerment following an incident with his wife in January.
Nelson appeared before Grand County Judge Nicholas Catanzarite on Monday and Tuesday where he was granted an amended protection order, easing up prior restrictions on contact with his wife.
He will return to court at 9 a.m. March 19 for arraignment.
On Feb. 5, the Winter Park Town Council held an executive session in part to discuss Nelson’s employment with the town, according to a town agenda, though no information from the meeting has been made public.
Winter Park Finance and Human Resources Director Bill Wengert is acting as the interim town manager while Nelson remains on administrative leave.
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